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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 6, 2010 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: best....

who would you say is the best current live "jam band" act out there today...???

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:54pm
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Can't believe you people are deadheads and find those so called "jam bands" talented at all. Are you guys really listening? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCSQbxzJyoU

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 7, 2010 6:02pm
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OUTFUCKINGSTANDING!!!!

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Poster: Agricola Date: Mar 7, 2010 5:21am
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Furthur, of course. If we're looking at non-GD bands, it has to be Tea Leaf Green. But we have to give consideration to Govt Mule, Widespread Panic, Phish, Umphrey's, and bands of that ilk.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 7, 2010 5:59pm
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I, respectively, disagree....Furtur aint even top ten!

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 6, 2010 5:59pm
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i vote for Keller Williams. No matter who that guy jams with it always sounds good and light hearted yet sincere.

Sincerity being something sorely lacking with alot of "jambands"...alot of em sound commercial and uninspired

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 6, 2010 5:44pm
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Umphrey's Mcgee comes to mind right now. I'll hopefully see them at All Good Festival in July. I'm seeing Furthur on July 9 there and the 10th in Philly. Which means I'll not see UM if they play on the 10th or 11th.

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Poster: buck78 Date: Mar 6, 2010 8:22pm
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I think the "jam band" scene that erupted in the 90's was a whole bunch of bands that tried to play way too many styles, often all at once. Phish certainly fit into that, and now, Umphrey's McGee tries to incorporate everything to the point that they often sound like a band from 20 years in the future, which, to me, sucks! Any sort of rootsy feel is lost with those guys. I like Panic, but the Black Crowes really blow me away. The Crowes are getting to a point in which one might put them in the same category as The Band or the Allmans. Fantastic songwriters, great musicians. They know their roots well and play to their strengths. I really have trouble liking any band who says "Lets play (fill in the blank) tonight. Some of my friends call umphrey's "Umphrey's McCover Band". That's about appropriate.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Mar 6, 2010 8:39pm
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Know what you mean.Phish (not to take anything away from them)was a bit too busy for me.It was truly a chore to listen to them..Built To Spill has impressed me of late.

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Poster: buck78 Date: Mar 6, 2010 9:40pm
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Definetely, BTS has good songs and they play well, too. Good choice! Drive-by Truckers are another good example of a band that can write and back it up with some jamming skills. I use to attend far too many shows in which hippies were pretty much the only folks in attendnce. It was fun, but over time I realized I was missing a lot from the songwriters perspective. Any show I attend nowadays, I see hippies along with the alt country fans and biker crowd.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:02pm
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I recently saw two David Nelson Band shows and was completely blown away.. Two of the best concerts I have ever seen.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 8, 2010 9:07am
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String Cheese Incident

Going on tour this summer, I get back from FloydFest take a shower, wash my gear and fly out to Horning's Hideout. Rumor has it they are doing an East Coast tour in the fall.

Say what you will about the Cheese Mountain Ramblers - I really like them.

Yonder Mountain String Band always puts on a helluva show - even better when Darol Anger sits in with them.

New Monsoon is also superb, but it seems as if their tours are confined to the West Coast.

Honorable Mention:
Railroad Earth
Panic
Umphrey's McGee


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Poster: huntr Date: Mar 6, 2010 6:44pm
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for me.. at this point in my life its Panic

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 6, 2010 7:32pm
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Panic...RRE...Panic...RRE...gotta go with RRE since I haven't yet seen Panic live

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 6, 2010 9:00pm
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I liked GDalive until you folks talked so much about it that it was taken down!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/11/google-deletes-music-blogs

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 6, 2010 9:15pm
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a lot of good music sharing blogs have been shut down...some of them hosted only copyrighted materials and some hosted "legal" bootlegs and copyrighted material

hosting copyrighted material is a violation of not only terms of use, but federal law as well and the operators of these blogs know full well they will eventually be shut down..then they reopen until they are shut down again and so on and so on

however, I fail to see how all this relates to the original question..."who would you say is the best current live "jam band" act out there today...???"

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 7, 2010 8:26am
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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Mar 7, 2010 5:31am
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Any love for Max Creek out there? I dig what they do.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 7, 2010 8:47am
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We have a winner.....MAX CREEK imo is the obvious choice....these guys are celebrating their 39 year together! They are one of the original "jam bands" .

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 7, 2010 10:13am
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Before you declare a winner I'll put in my vote for STRING CHEESE INCIDENT.

Not sure if they;re still touring these days but pick nearly any show and you're bound to find a great combo of jamming styles from bluegrass to Jazz to hard rock to psychedelia and GREAT covers including Dead and Jerry tunes, Talking Heads, Allmans, Coltrane, even Michael jackson. SCI is a great jam band.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 7, 2010 10:31am
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http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=295959

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Poster: b42l0ng-PA Date: Mar 7, 2010 5:28pm
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1)Max Creek
2)Railroad Earth
3)Chef Dave
4)New Madrid Faults
5)The Recipe

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Poster: deadjunkie Date: Mar 6, 2010 10:45pm
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I get my fix from the Allman Brothers, when they come by during their annual summer tour.
I also supplement my cravings with The North Mississippi Allstars and Hill Country Revue,(Both of those bands are here at the Archive.)



This post was modified by deadjunkie on 2010-03-07 06:45:47

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 7, 2010 12:08am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDb107GLS1k&;feature=related

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Poster: GDJoe Date: Mar 7, 2010 12:15pm
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Primus live. especially the 2004 Hallucino-Genetics tour. Check out the commercialized show at The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. Awesome DVD too. There is a lot of improvisational stuff happening between Les, Lar, and Tim. They are truly a 3-man extravaganza. These guys were highly influenced by Jerry and the boys.

"If you didn't like Primus before, you probably still wont."

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: Mar 7, 2010 12:30pm
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PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/LesClaypool2010-02-16TheRialtoTheatre-TucsonAz

This post was modified by Pork Soda on 2010-03-07 20:30:01

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Poster: GDJoe Date: Mar 7, 2010 12:30pm
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SUCK ON THIS!!! LMAO!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 7, 2010 9:39am
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the best "jam band" act these past few years played
the highlight set at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride House Band 2007
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Darol Anger, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Sutton

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 7, 2010 9:49am
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That is a SERIOUS all-star lineup there boy. Never been to Telluride but now I wanna go.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 7, 2010 10:14am
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I listed 4 TBF 2008 flash videos for Cliff and everyone. Stream them or download them, or both. I hope the hardcore Festivarians don't get too pissed at me for plugging TBF, and telling the truth about their not-so-little secret. Thanks, as always, to the players and Planet Bluegrass.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 6, 2010 4:56pm
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The Bluerunners, Rich. An electrified Zydeco Jam band from Louisiana.

If the Grateful Dead were from Lafayette they would sound like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Si9yRnJzX0

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 6, 2010 5:07pm
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If the Grateful Dead were from Lafayette it sounds like they would be pumpin gas for a living....

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2010-03-07 01:07:16

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 6, 2010 6:21pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FstTkF8URQ8

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 6, 2010 7:28pm
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Not truly a "jam band"
Not truly a bluegrass band
not truly a rock band
but one helluva a LIVE band

and a group of very talented musicians who will knock your socks off and melt you face into them and have you dancin' yer ass of while it happens

Railroad Earth!

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 10, 2010 9:24am
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If you like RRE you'd probably like Cabinet. They're a little less Dave Mathews and a little more Bill Monroe. They jam, nonetheless.

http://www.archive.org/details/Cabinet

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Poster: amosearle Date: Mar 8, 2010 8:33pm
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I'm with you on the RRE.
They can truly bring it with the spirit I'm looking for.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2010 5:36pm
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Do the WhStripes count as one? I really don't know how to categorize bands these days, and I know they don't really exist anymore, but they were my fav from a few yrs back...I just don't get enough exposure to bands to judge new ones.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 6, 2010 8:06pm
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You and I are in the same boat on both counts, Will. I love the Stripes, and I really don't spend enough time with what's current to have an informed opinion.

Truth be told, I don't have much interest in the whole "jam band" thing. I love the Dead and the Allmans, but it's because I like their sound, not just because of the long jams.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 6, 2010 5:52pm
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is there a particular show that you know of worthy of a listen ???? i have never heard any of their material.i see there are a number of shows available....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2010 7:02pm
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02-04 are all pretty similar...they would all give about the same feel for them...if you have access to the DVD, blackpool lights, that's a nice intro to all their stuff, and as we've been saying, "seeing" helps a lot!

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 7, 2010 12:14am
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Keith Jarrett trio

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:53pm
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pearl "jam"